Honey Mustard Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
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This easy, homemade honey mustard recipe is ready in minutes with just 5 simple pantry staple ingredients! Create a perfectly smooth and creamy dipping sauce for chicken, fries, veggies and so much more.

Why You’ll Love Honey Mustard Recipe

Making your own honey mustard is incredibly easy and so much more flavorful than store bought! Here’s a few reasons we love this sauce:

  • Better Than Store Bought: Just one bite and you will agree this homemade version is so much more flavorful than the jarred version at the store!
  • Quick and Easy: With only 5 ingredients and ready in about 2 minutes, you’ll probably never buy a store-bought bottle of honey mustard sauce again.
  • Simple Ingredients: Made with common pantry staple ingredients that you likely already have on hand!
  • Classic Combo: Sweet honey, Dijon mustard and a little creamy mayo create a balanced bite. Combined with a tiny bit of heat from ground cayenne pepper, it’s a winner.
  • Kid-Approved: The sweetness of the honey makes this dip a hit with kids, making it a great way to sneak in some extra vegetables or protein.

Loving making your own sauces and dips? Try my favorite creamy Alfredo sauce recipe, homemade beer cheese or this creamy tzatziki sauce!

Ingredients for honey mustard recipe arranged in bowls on a cutting board, from top to bottom: mayonnaise, dijon mustard, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and honey.

Honey Mustard Ingredients

You more than likely have all the ingredients needed for this homemade honey mustard recipe sitting in the kitchen. Scroll down to the recipe card for exact amounts.

  • Dijon Mustard: Use this savory mustard variety for the best tasting dressing. Substitute regular, yellow mustard if you prefer.
  • Honey
  • Mayonnaise: Plain, full fat greek yogurt or sour cream will also work, but will be less creamy.
  • Lemon Juice: Using fresh lemon juice really makes this recipe pop. White vinegar or apple cider vinegar will also work.
  • Cayenne Pepper: Use just a pinch, it’s not enough to make it spicy, but just enough to add a depth of flavor!

How To Make Honey Mustard Dressing

This creamy sauce is deliciously easy, just whisk it together. Get ready to dunk French fries, sweet potato wedges, chicken nuggets and more!

  • Combine: Grab a small bowl and whisk together all the ingredient. Serve and enjoy!
A jar being filled with homemade honey mustard.

What To Serve With Honey Mustard

This homemade honey mustard sauce is so good, you may want to eat it all by itself with a spoon! I often use it as a salad dressing, just thin it out with a little more vinegar. Here are a few more tasty ways to enjoy it:

How To Store Homemade Honey Mustard

I’ll be amazed if you have any leftovers of this creamy honey mustard sauce!

  • Store: Store leftovers in a clean jar with a tightly fitting lid in the refrigerator for about two weeks. If individual ingredients have longer expiration dates, it could keep for up to a month.
  • Freeze: I do not recommend freezing this sauce as it can separate once thawed.
Honey Mustard on a spoon dripping into glass.
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Yield: 3 /4 cup sauce

Honey Mustard Recipe

This EASY homemade Honey Mustard recipe has just 5 ingredients to create the perfect smooth and creamy dipping sauce for chicken, fries, veggies and much more!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes


  • cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or white distilled vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Combine all ingredients together and serve!
  • Store in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 2 weeks.


Serving: 1tablespoons, Calories: 57kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 208mg, Sugar: 6g


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